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Powerman
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I waited tables and made more than $8/hr...and in the summer I worked in various O&G blue collar jobs....made significantly more than $8/hr.


Same here


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Powerman
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So....where you gonna go when you're sick?


Guess it depends on what you mean by "when you're sick"

Unless things are very desperate, I don't go to a doctor. Too many people visit the doctor too frequently IMO.


SmackoverHawg
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Guess it depends on what you mean by "when you're sick"

Unless things are very desperate, I don't go to a doctor. Too many people visit the doctor too frequently IMO.

True and it's a huge burden on our system. I try to triage the sickest and concentrate my time on them. So many people just have to be seen because their near death, and it's a damn head cold. Most won't even try OTC.


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Iona Fan Man
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So....where you gonna go when you're sick?

Guess it depends on what you mean by "when you're sick"


wtf does a doctor do besides write scrips?

Oh there's a surgery here and there, but most if not all doc visits are pharmaceutical based.

technology:
log-in to your medical record(history questionnaire additions), get a phlebotomist($12/hour) to draw blood, take a swab of saliva, a couple probes for measure(temp,heart), and a quick scan lumps/clots(xray/mri machine costs..will lower..like airport scans)

analysis prints out, grab your scrip at walgreens.

95% of doctors out of business


SmackoverHawg
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wtf does a doctor do besides write scrips?

Oh there's a surgery here and there, but most if not all doc visits are pharmaceutical based.

technology:
log-in to your medical record(history questionnaire additions), get a phlebotomist($12/hour) to draw blood, take a swab of saliva, a couple probes for measure(temp,heart), and a quick scan lumps/clots(xray/mri machine costs..will lower..like airport scans)

analysis prints out, grab your scrip at walgreens.

95% of doctors out of business

Yep! It's just that easy!


Jbird
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Yep! It's just that easy!


So easy a cave Kash can do it.


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Iona Fan Man
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Yep! It's just that easy!


Oh, I'm sure there are rare diseases that may go undetected....but a simple array of test could diagnose nearly everything people flood the doctor offices with, right?

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We Americans love our pills. A record 4.02 billion drug prescriptions were written last year in the U.S., up from 3.99 billion in 2010.


that's 13.4/person....how many of those could be automated with a generic testing station?


SmackoverHawg
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I'm sure there are rare diseases that may go undetected....but a simple array of test could diagnose nearly everything people flood the doctor offices with, right?

90% of things I see would probably get better on their own eventually. My job is to shorten that recovery time for those that desire treatment, and to ID and treat the 10% with more serious issues. Any dumbass could make up a diagnosis and send the pt out with some sugar pills and they'd get better 9 outta 10 times. Unfortunately, that's not a good percentage when your are talking about people's lives.


Jbird
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Who would Kash sue when his self diagnosis fails?


Iona Fan Man
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when your are talking about people's lives.


oh yeah.....so it justifies running redundant tests, gotta check to make sure you don't have west african beaver fever(.00000000000000000001% chance=test cost $560....totally justified, health of patient)



SmackoverHawg
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that's 13.4/person....how many of those could be automated with a generic testing station

Very few. Every medicine is different and may affect a person differently due to differences in wt, age, race, sex, genetic, co-morbid conditions etc.

Even treating simple infections are not as easy as it may seem. Most people think antibiotics are all the same, but they are not. Each one is effective against certain organisms, but not all. Not to mention drug interactions and cost factors. And many times what people think is wrong is not actually the problem. So if they were to self treat, they'd be more likely to take a medicine they don't need that won't work anyway while the underlying condition worsens.


Powerman
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Oh, I'm sure there are rare diseases that may go undetected....but a simple array of test could diagnose nearly everything people flood the doctor offices with, right?

In the future, eventually microelectronic sensing devices will be advanced enough and cheap enough to essentially eliminate the need for most doctors.

I would wager by the year 2035 most doctors that aren't surgeons will become unnecessary.



SmackoverHawg
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oh yeah.....so it justifies running redundant tests, gotta check to make sure you don't have west african beaver fever(.00000000000000000001% chance=test cost $560....totally justified, health of patient)

Much of that is CYA. We don't make money off the labs, the lab does, but not us. Often times people request these tests against my better judgement, but hey! It's their money (or so they think).


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Iona Fan Man
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Who would Kash sue when his self diagnosis fails?


google cars that drive themselves haven't got into any significant accidents.....but 15 years ago if you said computer driven cars, people would automatically say..."they are going to kill people!!!"

work on the technology, fix the kinks, it'll will be better than a human Doctor guaranteed


SmackoverHawg
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the future, eventually microelectronic sensing devices will be advanced enough and cheap enough to essentially eliminate the need for most doctors.

I would wager by the year 2035 most doctors that aren't surgeons will become unnecessary.

I'll take that bet!


Powerman
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Very few. Every medicine is different and may affect a person differently due to differences in wt, age, race, sex, genetic, co-morbid conditions etc.


weight - can be entered manually by anyone
age - same
race - same
sex - same

These aren't complex and convoluted assessments we're talking about. It's just basic information about the patient. It most certainly could be automated more times than not.

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And many times what people think is wrong is not actually the problem

Like I said, presumably in the future you will have testing mechanisms via advanced technology that will be able to make that determination. Without a medical professional present.


Jbird
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it'll will be better than a human Doctor guaranteed


So in 15 years a massive reduction in doctors? So who is gonna pay for this awesome system? Let me guess we can use the substantial savings from Odramcare!


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Blue Velvet
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I love how this guy tries to belittle you based on how much money you make but is then forced to admit that you were right about everything you posted in this thread.


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SmackoverHawg
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presumably in the future you will have testing mechanisms via advanced technology that will be able to make that determination. Without a medical professional present

Who do you think will own and operate that equipment? What will they be called?


Powerman
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I'll take that bet!


And you'd lose that bet

If anything the functions and services that doctors and medical facilities provided will be vastly different.

When expensive medical equipment can be replaced by affordable at home medical devices, it's going to be a game changer. And the industry will have to contract by necessity.


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